New Release & Tour: My Morning Jacket – My Morning Jacket / Regularly Scheduled Programming

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My Morning Jacket have announced the upcoming release of their ninth studio album. Self-titled, My Morning Jacket arrives Friday, October 22nd. The record is preceded by today’s premiere of the album’s first single, “Regularly Scheduled Programming,” available with an official music video co-directed by Jim James and George Mays.

“This song really hits home for me after what we’ve gone through with the pandemic,” says My Morning Jacket’s frontman Jim James on the release of “Regularly Scheduled Programming.” “But even before then, it felt like so many of us were trading real life for social media, trading our own stories for the storylines on TV, trading our consciousness for drugs. We need to help each other wake up to real love before it’s too late.”

The band’s first new music since 2015’s The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket reaffirms the rarefied magic that’s made My Morning Jacket so beloved, embedding every groove with moments of discovery, revelation, and ecstatic catharsis. Produced and engineered by James over two multi-week sessions at Los Angeles, CA’s 64 Sound, the album came to life after what looked like a permanent hiatus for the band. But after performing four shows in summer 2019 – beginning with two mind-blowing nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre – My Morning Jacket was overcome with the urge to carry on. That sense of purpose can be heard throughout the new album. For all its unbridled joy, songs like “Regularly Scheduled Programming” and the otherworldly, album-closing “I Never Could Get Enough” once again reveal My Morning Jacket’s hunger for exploring the most nuanced and layered existential questions in song form while simultaneously harnessing the hypnotic intensity of their legendary live show more fully than ever before.

“I hope this album brings people a lot of joy and relief, especially since we’ve all been cooped up for so long,” says James. “I know that feeling you get from driving around blasting music you love, or even lying in bed and crying to the music you love. The fact that we’re able to be a part of people’s lives in that way is so magical to us, and it feels really good that we’re still around to keep doing that.”

Tracklist as follows…

Regularly Scheduled Programming
Love Love Love
In Color
Least Expected
Never In The Real World
The Devil’s In The Details
Lucky To Be Alive
Complex
Out Of Range, Pt. 2
Penny For Your Thoughts
I Never Could Get Enough

My Morning Jacket has also announced the eagerly anticipated return of One Big Holiday, an all-inclusive concert vacation set for March 2-5, 2022 at The Moon Palace Cancún resort in Riviera Cancún, Mexico. Presented in partnership with CID Presents, The fourth iteration of One Big Holiday will see My Morning Jacket performing three nights at a one-of-a-kind beachfront concert venue specially reimagined for the event. One Big Holiday will also include performances by some of the band’s favourite artists and pals, including Lord Huron, Brittany Howard, Black Pumas, Sharon Van Etten, Trampled By Turtles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steel Pulse, and many more.

Tour dates as follows…

AUGUST
27 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre “
28 – Lexington, KY – Railbird Festival

SEPTEMBER
3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre ^
4 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
7 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann – TD Pavilion ^
10 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium ^
11 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium ^
23 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *
24 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival
25 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley *
28 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Concerts *
29 – Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park Pavilion *

OCTOBER
1 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *
2– Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *
3 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater *
29 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre # SOLD OUT
30 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween SOLD OUT
31 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theatre # SOLD OUT

NOVEMBER
2 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theater #
4 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre #
5 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre # SOLD OUT
6 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre # SOLD OUT

DECEMBER
29 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
30 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom SOLD OUT
31 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom SOLD OUT

MARCH 2022
2-5 – Riviera Cancún, Mexico – One Big Holiday

^Brittany Howard
*Durand Jones & The Indications
#Bedouine
“Flock of Dimes

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